Poetic Devices

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Can you name the Poetic Devices?

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The tide rises by the lighthouse.
Which word is alliterative with kicker? (refund, chorus, cheese)
Hey. Hey. Hey. Hey. Hey. Hey.
That guy's a beast.
Which word is assonant with my? (buy, myth, height)
Besides being exceptionally long, what is the other requirement for a narrative poem to be an epic?
Sally sells seashells by the seashore.
This type of poem expresses the thoughts and feelings of the poet.
The dish ran away with the spoon.
How many lines does a sonnet have?
I dumped my drink in the sink.
The brilliant stars dotted the pitch black of the midnight sky.
A _______________________, like 'Oh Captain, My Captain,' is a comparison that runs throughout the entire poem.
Man & Understand; Temperate & Date
This type of poem tells a story with characters, a conflict, and a plot.
Life is like a box of chocolates.
shall I comPARE thee TO a SUMmer DAY?
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall//Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
We know that ballads are song-like narratives with simple rhyme, steady rhythm, and a(n) ________________________, usually focusing on love or death.

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